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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
EUR 2143 per year
How you will study
International course fees
EUR 15110 per year
Build technology for the information society
The Master's in Computer Science covers this fascinating and hyper-relevant discipline from multiple angles. The technical side of Computer Science deals with computer operations, like system software, computer networks and programming environments. The theoretical foundations cover the limits of what can be computed, computational efficiency, correctness, and the intricacies of concurrent execution. Software engineering studies construction and maintenance of large and often mission-critical software systems that need to be maintained by large teams of people. Because of its prominent role in everyday life, non-functional aspects of information technology are gaining importance in Computer Science, most notably the energy efficiency of data centres and the security of computer systems.
The Computer Science programme is open to both Dutch and international students, with an academic degree in Computer Science or a related field like Informatics, Business Analytics or Artificial Intelligence. The Faculty's Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application.
In order to gain admission to the Computer Science Master's programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. A Bachelor's degree obtained at an applied university or higher vocational education (HBO in Dutch) in most cases does not grant direct access to the programme (only exceptionally high ranking students stand a chance of admission).
Specific requirements Computer Science Master's programme
For admission to the Master's programme Computer Science, a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a closely related programme is required. In general, we expect the following subjects to be part of your Bachelor's programme:
Any one of the following subjects will increase your chances of admission:
This list is not exhaustive and having these courses on your diploma does not guarantee admission. However they are a strong indication of your admissibility.
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